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Rita Ora was taken ill on a modelling shoot in Miami

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Radio 1's rundown of the hit parade moves to a new slot

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Stanley Donwood

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Phil Manzanera with his Gibson Firebird VII

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Geoff Travis & Jeannette Lee: 'We run on passion; we don't really try to make money'

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Californian blues-rockers Rival Sons include a devout Christian and a Hare Krishna priest. From left: Michael Miley, Scott Holiday, Jay Buchanan and Dave Beste

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

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Fearne Cotton is leaving Radio 1 after a decade

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